FEMA Funeral Assistance Applications to Open

By: William Spence
Monday, April 5, 2021

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that beginning, Monday, April 12, 2021 Funeral Assistance Applications may begin to be submitted via their call center.  Only one application will be accepted for a qualifying deceased individual.  If more than one person is claiming reimbursement for funeral related expenses, they must enter their request on the application as a co-applicant. 

FEMA recognizes that many families experiencing deaths related to COVID-19 were not able to have in-person memorial services or arrange for final interment.  The Funeral Assistance Program is allowing families the opportunity to arrange for desired services prior to submitting an application for financial relief. 

The following is a link to the FEMA website providing basic information and outlining the process of making application for funeral assistance related to COVID-19 deaths.  https://www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance#funds

The care team of Spence Funeral Services is available to answer questions and to assist in this valuable relief program.  Our desire is to help individuals and families on their journey toward healing and restoration.

Sincerely,

Bill Spence

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